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Korg Trinity V3

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Docteur Frog's review

By Docteur Frog, 28/12/2013
Korg Trinity V3 is a touch keyboard synth type 5 octaves (61 notes) dynamic aftertouch sensitive. More than just a sound generator quality today (2013) admittedly a bit "cold" compared to what can happen with the Korg Kronos or Krome, it is nevertheless always present to some that there adds a tube preamp or a supplement. GPs are extra sounds, patterns Programs, Combi will be found (up to 8 programs at the same time as multi splits or layers) and the 16-track sequencer mode ultra intuitive. MOSS card (V3) is the perfect sound banks SYNTH. Unfortunately, it has little physical controllers to edit the sounds in real time. All played with the finger and the eye with the touch screen (very efficient, and never changed since 1998), the edit cursor or toogle.


The touch tape allows plenty of sonic possibilities, however (such as opening moog filter type, or effect send, or increment in sound layer) The pitch and modulation are operated by the joystick with a Korg Action + / - and interesting especially on the editing assignment to -. Sw1 and Sw2 are used to activate effects, other .. As a workstation, but also a true Midi controller (*) is provided with conventional connectors Midi In / Out / Thru (no USB), Audio L / R outputs Sub1 and Sub2 + + + Switch Damper And ... for reasons of Live and accurately Direct-to-Disk, I installed the card to HDR-Tri offers more In / Out SPDIF AUDIO + In + Port SCSi. I do not use editor PC or Mac edition keyboard enough.

I could enjoy different workstation Korg keyboards and I can honestly say that the ergonomics of the Trinity is a model of its kind. Easier it is hard. But that does not mean it should not be a time to put the nose in the engine. To put it simply, I never opened the manual except for the installation and use of the card HDR-Tri


The sounds are sounds KORG. Lovers understand. The sound generator Trinity gave birth thereafter Triton Pro and Oasys which was inspired, remains to this day a sufficient tool for anyone who wants to play or compose music Pop-Rock, Classical, Metal , Film ... Obviously critics say "Yeah but the Korg M3 or Kronos is better ...". Yes it's better! Fortunately, and this is better! because there are 18 years between the Trinity and the Kronos. (I refer to this model because in both cases they must represent the Korg at a time T)

Nevertheless, the Trinity is still the "heart" of my home studio. It is always my tone generator "standards - general" supported by an E-Mu Proteus. I have other machines or softwares for other types of sounds. The rating given to the sounds into account the age of the Trinity V3. And despite its appearance "Veteran" of workstations, I still put him 8.


I use the Trinity since its launch: Trinity Pro X 88 keys, then a Trinity Plus (with Solo card) 61 ratings for reasons of travel, and then passed through Trinity V3 equipped with a card HDR-Tri for direct-to-disk allowing me to overcome the South and Backline on stage. I regret not having found a PBs-Tri (Sample). I have tried many keyboards Roland or Yamaha, Kurzweil K2500 and only its big brother the K2600, have challenged me in the sound quality and the native look and feel to the brand. But by far, by far, is what Korg is more intuitive and ergonomic (I love Kurzweil and also E-mu sound :) ). How many times I thought change workstation? Whenever Korg has released a new version .. But I never changed, considering that I would lose the exchange. And I think I have done well. The Oasys liked me, but the company Tekram sounded the death knell of this great synth by stopping the production of chipsets. Only Kronos X-88 challenges me but the entry ticket is therefore .. So I made the choice to acquire in addition to my Trinity V3 one of the best banks in general sounds that is currently on the market, combined with a partition editor, the bank sounds Avid Sibelius 7 is a fantastic keyboard Korg Trinity V3 this supplement that seems ad vitam eternam want to establish itself as one of the most reliable and most efficient workstations. There are now Trinity V3 for 3 or more in (I hear but when you consider that this keyboard was worth the equivalent of € 3K (+ 20,000 Francs) at its output, we say that 300-400 euros is given.
It is only my humble view.
Dr. Frog


By DEEJAY MY'Z, 16/10/2013
The Korg Trinity V3 is one of the last variation of the series Workstation Korg Trinity outputs to late 90's.

- 61 keys with aftertouch
- 12 types of scale (major, minor, equal, Arabic, Pythagorean, Werkmeister ...).
- Summary ACCESS Trinity + synthesis MOSS Korg Z1.
- Sounds: ACCESS = 256 prog, prog = 64 MOSS.
- Combis 256 prog
- Polyphony 32 voices in single mode, 16 in Double mode.
- Sequencer: 80,000 notes, 16 tracks, 20 pieces .. Compatible SMF.
- 12 drum kits.
- LCD touch screen (320 x 240).
- 2 x stereo outputs. Digital output 8-channel ADAT-compatible option, look no USB!, MIDI connectors, pedals ...
External Storage: HD floppy drive (yes that date), ROM flash cards 8 MB SysEx. A direct-to-disk 4 tracks (with 354 MB) is optional.
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels, ribbon controller and two buttons configurable effects

The design is pretty neat and contemporary façade with brushed metal and touch screen, a bit heavy as all the old workstation.


Taking immediate and Main is made easy thanks to the touch screen and the touch allergic old touch virtually all major functions (BANK, COMBI, SEQ ...) are available on buttons. The menus and options are all displayed on the screen and the touch does not have too much latency especially on the V3.

Editing sounds is not very difficult because fewer settings on the new machines, consider backing up to disk, however, because the synth does not keep track of your mods.

The sequencer is easy to use that to go further you will need to manual that you can download in PDF format in English only. Personally I do not like too logical Korg especially mode either SONG or Pattern mode, I love As I built my curls to separate the different elements to listen live rendering and Touch n ' is not too suitable for that I prefer Yamaha is much more logical especially on such grounds or is on the keys ... but that's just my opinion.


To the sounds is very different although somewhat limited compared to today's bikes but it is not too much of a disadvantage when we know that sounds too wasted a lot of time. The overall tone for BANK 1 and BANK 2 are not too bad there are the classics, for pianos is void against the against the electros are much better, a few drum kits a little overwhelmed today, the strings are not bad ... but the Bank MOSS I must say is it's great for my taste the strong point and the main reason to buy this keyboard ... there is heat in the bank of 64 sounds. Combi mode sending not too bad and gives an impression of power and impact sounds (bass, leads, strings ...).
In short it is the analog of the late 90's very DANCE years, I have friends who make much Oriental and love this keyboard but you can make perfectly editable sounds and there is interest c is to improve the bank's factory!


In conclusion I would say to those who wish to purchase a first Workstation too expensive to turn to the most current products like Korg TRITON, M50 or above the Yamaha Motif, there is no USB port on the Trinity! For those looking to develop or sounds like the old bikes just ... it's a really nice machine and will blend seamlessly into your Studio or Home Stud ... for those who know the sonic potential of the Trinity and which does not necessarily have room I recommend the KORG TR Rack!

xavomatic's review

By xavomatic, 23/10/2007


Small learning curve but access quickly become easy and intuitive


Synthesis moss produces a very distinctive, I like!


The machine is aging very well

gravili's review

By gravili, 22/02/2007
My trinity V3: 61 keys, PB-TRI, TRI-MOSS.
-> Super keyboard.
-> Super screen, take a V3 for the best display speed of the series of trinity (V2 medium)
-> The pitch bend is better than the roland is a pleasure to 'bender' in lending a modulation at the same time.
-> The controller is small rubanda-top home top!. For example it can control the resonance filters expander is convenient and great! When you have the MOSS-TRI, you can control the filter with ... Hello effects!
-> Floppy handy.
-> 4 banks combined, four bank prog + 1 bank MOSS
-> 32 polyphony

It is heavy the guy 17Kg.


Clicked with his finger on it! What could be easier! Thanks to the large graphic display, everything is super clear and easy to use. For the sequencer knobs and other potentiometers focntion move in the settings you have made.

Editing sounds is easy thanks to the big screen. Remember that the sequences are lost in the cut of the device.

The screen is huge, when you set the party MOSS have a big screen with patterns is much more convenient than the screen of the prophecy!

The MIDI control is very easy and intuitive.


Super! ground hot fat, very good guitars, basses thick strings excellent ... I love this device.

Good slicks are really good, it's a Korg. The bass is also very powerful, very good violins, even solo. The pianos are means, sounds pretty good bands, batteries OK, great tracks, the pan flutes terrible!

It lacks a few clicks and sounds clear.

There are plenty of sounds on the Internet.

MOSS synthesis is very interested, but I prefer my AN1x or JD990.
However, it has some really interesting sounds and I begin to really use it.

The 07/02/2006: Getting back after a little over a lot of testing of different synths:
1/The organ sounds ... hummmmm ... finally they are super good, it sounds really serious, leslie is set, it is started by giving a little help on the pitch wheel, and stopped in the same way. Puree it sounds bad, better than the XP-60, better than the Fantom, better than the old 01W, better than the PSR 2000 etc. .. yes I had all along there aencore little. I returned it and really happens. With 4 banks of 128 sounds were all over the place to put a lot of good sounds. The B3 ... the sound of church (tutti) pffff one would think!
2/The sounds of violins are excellent, especially solo.
3/Il are very good bass, lively and expressive.
4/THE pure synthetic sounds can be made through the MOSS TRI but in the end, it is more powerful in Roland.
5/Les layers are different from the standard 01W. As I currently 01WFD next to me now I know why people like these sheets. They are more voluptuous, more bewitching the 01W, the trinity is a little different on this, it is also very flat ground, but less fine, so the 01W is better on it.
5/Les guitar sounds are average. We must seek to find the excellent, but there are. But I can not play guitar on a keyboard.


I love this synth! This machine goes very well with other brands. Compared to Newt, the sounds are different. I find them cleaner on the trinity. There are plenty of sounds on the Internet. Compared to the Korg T3, although the sounds were reworked. The possibilities are enormous. Trinity really is a beautiful machine, it must be to appreciate the speed V3 of the screen. The screen is more indégniable because everything is clear. This version has 4 banks of ABCD 128 sounds each time. It's still 512 combi / prog 512, and the bank of 128 million tones (MOSS).

If we compare the K2000, the sounds are warmer, while the K2000 is drier. Deplus use is easier on the trinity.

I go back a bit on this machine after a lot of tests. The trinity has big advantages, the sounds are incredible. I regret a little weight over 15 kilos. I would like to test a little further with a triton in comparison.
On 22/02/2007.
I have a Triton, a TR-Rack and my Trinity.
So to start with two Triton arpeggiator that can run an automatic rhythm or bass. It is an asset, it's really good to run a drum set because the ideas come SPEED. But now, I'm not listening to the sounds fell. I stay on my trinity. However there is a downside. The TR-Rack is the presence expendeur be the trinity is incredible. He has an impressive set of sounds. You'd think they took the best of the trinity to design the TR-Rack. It sounds from home it sounds! Again there are four banks of 128 sounds. The buttons are small but the screen is Maousse and hyper visible.

To summarize:
3rd newt. The sounds have become soft.
The second trinity. A good keyboard, lots of sounds, a beautiful screen ...
The first TR-Rack. Pfffff it sounds!
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Korg Trinity V3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Korg
  • Model:Trinity V3
  • Series:Trinity
  • Category:Digital Synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/08/2004

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